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Vida Duti, the OPEC Fund’s 2019 Annual Award for Development winner
“Water is life, and without life, none of the other goals can be achieved.”
Vida Duti, the OPEC Fund’s 2019 Annual Award for Development winner, shares her story – a story that led Duti to dedicating her life to securing safe water and sanitation services for her own community, and others in Ghana.
“I’ve been working in development for the past 25 years,” says the OPEC Fund’s 2019 Annual Award for Development winner Vida Duti. Duti’s interest in development work traces back to childhood when her father moved her out of the Ghanaian capital Accra to his hometown. “He wanted to give [an experience] of village life and for us to understand what it is to be poor," she explains.